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First April Shabbat + Cholent Cookoff 2014

A little recap of the first Shabbat in April, Spring semester 2014 at UAlbany, plus the Cholent Cookoff on Saturday:

Friday Night was the first Hillel dinner in a while, and will be a while until the next one, too. … Read the rest

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Simmy’s Mazal Tov (and a Prayer request)

Quite a few of you know Mendel’s brother Simmy. Mazal Tov on his engagement today to Chaya Tilson of NJ. We are very excited and we wish them much happiness together! Uncle Simmy is a wonderful friend to our children … Read the rest

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The Political Shabbos

This coming week is the Student Association online election (via UAlbany’s MyInvolvement page). We had four members of our Jewish campus community running for positions, so each of those campaigning that was present on Friday Night was given opportunity to … Read the rest

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Lchaim Unite Video 2014

Each year Lchaim produces a short video for the UAlbany Unite video contest. Viewers can give a contribution-vote for the video or group of their choice. Thanks to alumni, students and friends, almost every year L’chaim recieves bonus funding (in … Read the rest

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So much on Shabbaton… to post soon!

What an amazing regional Chabad on Campus Shabbaton it was, exceeding all our expectations! It was such a full, meaningful, memorable weekend, and we have so many professional photos, hard to know where to start and hope to post it … Read the rest

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Shabbos Recap Feb 28-March 1

An attorney from the Five Towns was up in Albany for a trial all week and could not get home in time for Shabbos. In addition, he is within the year of saying Kaddish for his father and remarkably has … Read the rest

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Sharsheret #PinkDay2014 at #TorahTues

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Thanks to Ben Israel’s initiative, we had a Sharsheret #PinkDay2014 at Torah-Tuesday complete with pink papergoods for Jewish breast cancer awareness. The class that night was Part II about the chain of Jewish history, from “Sinai to SUNY” that touched … Read the rest

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Minyan in the Basement

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Minyan Bagel Brunches used to be a monthly event but thanks to the dedication and commitment of this year’s Minyan Regulars we’re trying to keep it up every week, and we’re now in the second semester of keeping it weekly!… Read the rest

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Womens Spa for the Body & Soul

The 9th annual Jewish Womens Spa for the Body & Soul was held this year at Shabbos House and was a wonderful event and an amazing success. Nearly 150 women from a broad community spectrum and students from UAlbany, Union … Read the rest

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